Are You the First One at Work?

January 16, 2023
Executive Coaching

Let’s start the year right by starting the day right. Let’s get to work early. Perhaps this is a given for you. Maybe you already do it, but if not, discover the wonderful feeling you have knowing that you weren’t rudely shocked into the day. You eased into it.


This one action is almost as gratifying as when you make your bed in the morning. For some people, making the bed represents the first action of the day that shows you’ve done something productive. It represents accomplishment.


One more thought. Coming to work early doesn’t mean you rush around to get ready for the day. THAT you should have done that day before. I explain that concept in my first book, PerfectTIMING:


The Acronym for Your Day Should Be PORE


P stands for PREPARATION. You are prepared today because you got everything ready the night before.


O stands for OPERATE. You handle your initial projects with the focus and dedication of a surgeon.


R stands for REFRESH. All throughout the day you remember to take a break when necessary.


E stands for EVALUATE. You think about your day. What went right? What went wrong? What should change?

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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